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Title: Assistant General Manager, Community Services
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The Assistant General Manager for Community Services reports to the President/General Manager and is responsible for coordinating, directing and managing:
Capital Projects related to Parks, Pathways and Pools
Garbage and Recycling Collection
Parks, Pools, Pathways and Boat House Maintenance Operations
Parks and Recreational Programming and Special Events
Waterway Use, Operations and Maintenance
About John Powers
Mr. Powers oversees Covenant Administration, Community Services, Environmental Services and Parks and Recreation.
Mr. Powers joined the Woodlands Community Service Corporation in 1998 as Parks Superintendent. He later served as the Director of Parks and Recreation and was promoted to Assistant General Manager, Community Services in 2006. He served as the Interim Co-General Manager of the Community Associations of The Woodlands during the transition period to The Woodlands Township.
He brings over 30 years of public - private experience to the position. Prior to The Woodlands, Mr. Powers served the County of Los Alamos, New Mexico as Parks Superintendent and Acting Director overseeing parks, trails, cemetery, aquatics center, ice rink, golf course, rodeo arena and stables. He was a practicing Registered Landscape Architect whose firm designed, constructed and maintained large scale residential, commercial and governmental projects throughout New Mexico and West Texas. He attended the University of New Mexico, Texas Tech University and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Powers served many years as the First Year Curriculum Chair for the National Recreation Park Association Park Maintenance and Resource Management School and as an Adjunct Professor of Landscape Design for the New Mexico Junior College.
He is a past state president of the Texas Recreation and Parks Society and was recognized with the distinguished Dan Whitworth Fellow Award. He is also a past state president of the New Mexico Jaycees and a JCI Senator. He served on the Southwest Turfgrass Association Board of Directors, The Friendship Center Board of Directors, is a Leadership Montgomery County Alumni, and a Charter member and past Chairman of the Greater Gulf Coast Parks and Recreation Directors Association. He is a member of The Woodlands Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.
He and his wife Debbie live in the Village of Cochran’s Crossing and have two grown children.
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